Parkland County is a rural community but we're not just about farming! Whether you live in a multi-parcel subdivision, a large acreage or on a farm, everything you need to know about country life is right here.
Living in Parkland County
Agriculture is vital to Parkland County. If you choose to live among the farms and ranches of our countryside, there are some aspects of your neighbours' activities that may affect you.
Within the agricultural districts in the County, the primary land use activity is agriculture, which at times may generate noise, dust and odour. Farming can cause dust, especially during windy and dry weather. Chemicals such as fertilizers and herbicides are often used in growing crops and preventing plant and crop diseases and noxious weeds. Traffic with wide-loads and slow-moving vehicles are also common and may also cause dust and slow traffic.
Parkland County offers haying permits on undeveloped municipal reserves that are accessible and suitable for haying purposes. Permits are issued to remove forage growth as hay or silage. Permits for 10 acres or less are $10.00 per acre plus GST, where more than one applicant applies, the applicant will be selected by a name draw. Permits are awarded on a tender basis for reserves over 10 acres and are a minimum of $12.00 per acre plus GST. Permits are awarded for five years to a maximum of ten years, contingent on how the land was managed. Permit holders have the option annually to renew or cancel the permit. See the current list of available hay permits.
Each spring, Parkland County's Agriculture Services department hosts Acreage Days. This tradeshow-type event includes information booths with County departments as well as outside government agencies and other local groups with valuable information to help you make the most of County living. Keep an eye on the events calendar for more information!
Contact Parkland County's Agriculture Services Department at 780-968-8467 or e-mail at email@example.com.